Third apartment buyers and allottees grievance meeting on August 12

  • Abhishek Behl, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2016 13:52 IST
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The third meeting of the allottees grievance redressal forum (AGRF) will be held in the city on August 12, sources in the administration said.

In the meeting, top officials of the department of town and country planning (TCP) will hear the grievances of apartment buyers and allottees. Problems of the buyers who have property in Sector 57 to 68 will be heard in this meeting.

Sources said 15 complaints have been listed for hearing. The meeting will be chaired by additional chief secretary of TCP P Raghavendra Rao. Director general of the department Arun Gupta and deputy commissioner of Gurgaon TL Satyaprakash will also be part of the forum.

The decision to involve the top officials of the department in the forum is being seen as a move to send a strong message to the developers that resolution of the problems being faced by the homebuyers is a priority.

The additional chief secretary has the authority to cancel the licence of a developer and his presence will give more teeth to the forum.

Most of the complaints listed by buyers pertain to delay in handover of possession and registration deeds, breach of trust, overcharge, violation of buyer-seller agreement, among others.

It is expected that a senior official from the excise and taxation department will also attend the meeting and explain issues pertaining to value added tax (VAT). Buyers allege that unjustified demands are being made by developers without clarifying doubts regarding VAT.

TL Satyaprakash heads the allottees grievances redressal forum that has been formed to enforce discipline among developers, who often delay delivery of flats.

The first meeting of the AGRF was chaired by Satyaprkash, and it had recommended registration of FIRS against Adel Landmarks Ltd, Era Landmarks Ltd for defrauding the apartment buyers. The forum had also heard complaints against Orchid Island in sector 51, and Central Park II, and given directions in favour of buyers.

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